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Elmer Eugene "Gene" Browning
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1924
Death: Jul. 30, 2011

Elmer Eugene "Gene" Browning, 86, of Douglasville, Ga. passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2011.

He was born Sept. 10, 1924 in Westville, Illinois, to the late Ralph and Mary Jenkins Browning. He also was preceded in death by his stepmother, Florence Nelson Browning; grandson, David Gold and great-grandson David Mallory.

He is survived by his wife, Melba Browning; daughter, Sheila Gold, and her husband, Bill; three stepsons, Phil and Steve Cantrell of Texas and Dusty Cantrell of Douglasville; granddaughters, Margaret Gold and Gina Mallory; step-grandchildren, Tyler Cantrell, Jake Cantrell, Kelly Freelen, Kristy Findley and Tara Waldlington; four great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; five brothers-in-law, Till, Bill, Tom, Gary and Ronnie Archer of Texas and two nieces, Melanie Fiolkoski of Colorado and Marta Symes of Texas.

He was a ball turret gunner in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, doing 32 bombing missions over Germany, Belgium, France and Holland. For this bravery in service, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster; Purple Heart; Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters; Presidential Unit Citation with one oak leaf cluster; Good Conduct; European Theatre with three major battle stars; European Victory and American Theatre.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Ralph Browning (1894 - 1970)
 
 Spouse:
  Helen Louise Devore Browning (1926 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Georgia National Cemetery
Canton
Cherokee County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon
Record added: Aug 02, 2011
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Elmer Eugene Gene Browning
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Elmer Eugene Gene Browning
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Bronze Star & Purple Heart
- Bob & Nancy Cannon
 Added: Aug. 2, 2011
Distinguished Flying Cross
- Bob & Nancy Cannon
 Added: Aug. 2, 2011
 
 
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